BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced it was named Tech Data's 2015 Cloud Partner of the Year at the company's eleventh annual Americas Vendor Partner Summit, which took place on November 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.
The award is one of several recent accolades Carbonite has received for its growing partner program and underscores Carbonite's commitment to the IT channel. Carbonite will continue to invest in its channel program to empower Value Added Resellers (VARs,) distributors and national service providers with business continuity solutions that meet the needs of their SMB clients.
"We are honored to receive this award from Tech Data, a highly valued Carbonite partner," said Jessica Couto, vice president of U.S. channel sales and marketing at Carbonite. "Throughout the year, we've worked closely with Tech Data to provide their resellers with the secure, advanced hybrid backup and recovery solutions their SMB customers want, while providing the professional services and support our mutual partners need to be successful. This award demonstrates the success of our relationship on multiple fronts and we could not be more pleased."
According to Intuit's study, by 2020 78 percent of SMBs will be fully adapted to cloud computing, more than doubling the current 37 percent. Coinciding with this cloud growth is an explosion in data and with it, the increasing need to protect critical business information. A recent IDC survey revealed that 81 percent of SMBs are considering business continuity improvements, and 72 percent of those surveyed expect to outlay additional investments for business continuity solutions in the next 12-24 months.
"We are pleased to recognize Carbonite as Tech Data's 2015 Cloud Vendor Partner of the Year," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, product marketing, Tech Data Cloud. "Carbonite has demonstrated its commitment to continuously improving its cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions to drive success for channel partners. This award is a reflection of their focus and drive, and we thank them for their continued partnership."
To help its partners capitalize on the SMB opportunity, Carbonite has developed its Partner Program with the following benefits:
- A Powerful yet simple set of solutions – Carbonite disaster recovery solutions combine the power of enterprise-grade technology with consumer-like simplicity, making them easy to sell, deploy and bundle. With free trials and Not for Resale (NFR) units, partners can easily demonstrate features and functionality to prospects and clients to ensure each business gets a solution that fits their individual needs.
- A Comprehensive product suite – With product lines that protect workstations and servers, span software and hardware, and offer backup and recovery in the cloud, locally or both, partners can find the ideal product to complement their own professional services and solutions for SMBs. Carbonite provides the best options in the market for price, reliability and scalability.
- Incentives and full support – Carbonite partners get rewarded with deal registration incentives, discounts on product resell and downstream revenue on high-renewal products. Carbonite makes it easy for partners to join the program, start selling and attain even higher levels of benefits.
- Strong brand awareness – With one of the most recognized cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions, Carbonite's ChannelPro Gold Medal award-winning products are known for their reliability and ease-of-use.
(Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about the cloud solutions voted #1 by PC Magazine readers, as well as our partner program and our award-winning customer support, visit us at Carbonite.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.